Tonari Character in Pathfinder Pirates | World Anvil


Tonari Ilan Cardozo (a.k.a. Tonari Colombo King)

Tiefling and twin brother of Inami. A pirate aboard the Rolling Storm.

Physical Description

General Physical Condition

Tonari is strong and fit, moreso than many thanks to his monk trainiing. He is fast and agile with a height that many find imposing.

Body Features

Thanks to his demonic heritage, Tonari sports two small horns that are often, but not always, hidden by his thick hair, curved ears that come to a point, and a long, red whip-like tail. He has strong, angular features and naturally contoured cheek bones.   He has several tattoos on his body, including on his arm, shoulder, back, and leg.

Identifying Characteristics

The pigmentation in his left iris spilled into the sclera as a result of physical trauma, giving the eye a marble-like affect, though he usually covers it with an eye patch.

Physical quirks

He has a double set of eyelashes.

Special abilities

Thanks to his fiendish heritage, Tonari is mildly resistant to some elemental damage. In addition, he can see well in the dark, and has quick reflexes. Like his sister, he is highly effective at coordinating with team members who have undergone similar training as him, and uses this to his advantage.   His Talumek monk training has taught him to be fast, agile, and hardy, and grants him immunity to all diseases, whether they be mundane or magical in nature. He possesses the ability to utilize ki, which grants him extroardinary supernatural powers.

Apparel & Accessories

Tonari usually has a preference for gothic grunge attire, though he doesn't mind experimenting with his style occassionally. He likes floral patterns, especially roses, and is almost always seen wearing a rose eyepatch. He tends to prioritize mobility and convenience over excessive accessorizing.

Mental characteristics

Personal history

Tonari and his twin sister Inami were born to Charlotte Cardozo and an unknown incubus in 769 GTS. They grew up in a small village on the outskirts of a major city, and due to societal rejection, his mother struggled to make ends meet. She relied heavily on gang-leader and on-again-off-again lover Nikolet Colombo to raise her children, and they lived in poverty.   In his adolescence, his sister was caught stealing food by the town guard and arrested. Upon learning of her incarceration, Nikolet offered to use his power and influence to free Inami from jail, on the condition that Tonari assassinate his mother and the twins join the gang. Nikolet and several gang members accompanied him to his house, and when he completed the task, Niko kept his word.   As fully-fledged gang members, Nikolet arranged for their educations, having Tonari trained in martial combat as a Talumek monk. When Inami announced her plans to leave the gang out of distaste for Niko and his manipulative actions, Tonari agreed to join her. With several pounds of drugs, the two fled the gang and made a name for themselves elsewhere throughout the continent before eventually being tracked down by the Crimson Kings.   As punishent for their betrayal, Inami was shot to death, and Tonari "spared" to suffer a life without his twin sister. Instead, he immediately got to work tracking down a witch capable of bringing back the dead, and had his sister resurrected. After allying with a pirate crew to free them both from the witch's clutches, Tonari began traveling with them and is now a crew member aboard the Rolling Storm.


Tonari considers himself asexual, though he is not entirely sexually abstinent. When he does have sex, he prefers men, but he will sleep with either gender.


While he received some traditional schooling in early childhood, he was eventually forced to leave due to hardship. He was taught basic reading and writing by Nikolet, and trained as a Talumek Monk through the Crimson Kings.


Tonari's employment experience includes time as a drug dealer, both gang-affiliated and independently, a bodyguard-for-hire, a mercenary, and a prostitute for a brief period of time.   Currently he works as a crew member aboard the Rolling Storm.

Accomplishments & Achievements

Tonari is a Talumek Monk and, despite leaving his gang behind, he has maintained the careful lifestyle necessary to retain his abilities and continue to grow physically and spiritually along his chosen path- even without their guidance. He has made a name for himself throughout various locales through mercenary work and drug dealing, and tends to be well-liked.

Failures & Embarrassments

He has no interest in sharing his troubled past with anyone if he can help it, and avoids talking about it as much as possible - even lying if necessary. Though he was able to bring her back to life, Tonari considers his sister's death a personal failure, and feels responsible for being unable to prevent it in the first place.

Mental Trauma

Tonari displays low empathy and suffers from antisocial personality disorder. He also struggles with substance abuse, and demonstrates traits of complex post-traumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder.

Morality & Philosophy

  • People have a right to do what they please with their own bodies. Those who violate this right forego their own autonomy.
  • An eye for an eye and an ear for an ear - at least. It is justified to enact retribution on those who have wronged you.
  • Family is not necessarily determined by blood, but may be determined by affiliation or loyalty.
  • You are bound to no one but yourself; you owe nothing to an ally or a family member that betrays you. Likewise, they owe you nothing.
  • Be strong enough and wise enough to handle your own messes and stand on your own two feet.
  • Taboos

  • Cooperation with legal authorities or outsiders against allies or brothers.
  • Reliance on legal authorities to settle personal affairs; retaliation should be carried out by the wronged personally.
  • Being involved in a long-term romantic relationship.
  • Personality Characteristics


    Since his adolescence, Tonari has been pursuing the euphoric sensation of a high, and spends most of his time under the influence of something illicit or seeking it out. He has an appetite for wealth and a taste for notoriety that fuels daring and risky behavior, and he finds quiet pleasure in inflicting destruction. Whether for thrills, revenge, rebellion, or just to stave off boredom, Tonari doesn't know - and, honestly, he doesn't really care.   Aside from that, he intends to continue down the path of his monk training, which brings him personal satisfaction and peace of mind. He is also motivated by a deep bond with his sister, the only family left he really cares about.

    Savvies & Ineptitudes

    Socially perceptive, Tonari is a good liar and adept at picking up on a person's intentions. He knows how to intimidate someone into getting what he wants when necessary, but in general prefers to maintain a casual attitude. He has high wisdom and, as a trained monk, is capable of superb physical precision, and he's skilled at being stealthy, although it's a talent he rarely utilizes on a pirate ship.   He lacks much in the way of a formal education, and he isn't book smart, which makes him ignorant about much of the world at large. He's a bad planner and a poor strategist, and knows little about magic. While he enjoys being sociable, he struggles with a lack of empathy and does not relate to others easily.

    Likes & Dislikes

    Tonari enjoys freedom, and likes opportunities where he can stretch his legs off the ship and explore the world around him. He likes parties, kickboxing, getting high, and getting into trouble. He can be a thrill-seeker and while he doesn't relate to others easily, he does enjoy the presence of others.   He hates authority figures, planning ahead, and cold weather.

    Virtues & Personality perks

    Tonari is wise and usually approachable, with a sense of adventure. His laid-back attitude makes him agreeable, and he rarely has trouble sharing wealth or possessions with people whose company he enjoys.

    Vices & Personality flaws

    Being depressed, antisocial, and somewhat private about personal matters, he can come off as callous and apathetic. He values himself over others most of the time, and has trouble empathizing with anyone else. As a result, he can be cruel and sadistic, especially when he feels wronged.   He is a functional addict.



    Speaks rapidly, sometimes intentionally to disorient and confuse others.



    Sister (Vital)

    Towards Tonari




    Brother (Vital)

    Towards Inami



    Sea Sign
    Currently Boarded Vehicle
    Year of Birth
    769 GTS 30 Years old
    Circumstances of Birth
    Parents (Adopting)
    Inami (Sister)
    Upturned, deeply golden
    Long and dyed black (naturally white). Sometimes braided or dreaded, type 3B
    Skin Tone/Pigmentation
    Dusky, muted brown
    Quotes & Catchphrases
    "From the bottom of my heart, my bad."
    "Goddamn, dude."
    "Want to get high?"
    Other Affiliations
    Known Languages
    Common, Abyssal, Sylvan

    Cover image: by Kal V, derivative work created with the Canva Content License
    Character Portrait image: by Frankie Valentine


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